MINI Returns to its Roots

Filed under:  Brand Related
Comment(s): 0

April 24, 2009.
Tens of Thousands of MINI Enthusiasts to attend MINI UNITED 2009 in Silverstone, U.K., to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Iconic British Car.

mini united poster

2009 MINI United Poster.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of MINI, tens of thousands of MINI enthusiasts and their cool cars will descend upon the legendary Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom from May 22nd - 24th for MINI UNITED 2009.

Located about 80 miles northwest of London and just over 30 miles from MINI’s birthplace in Oxford, the Silverstone Circuit will play host to the third edition of the world’s largest MINI fan event, previously held in Misano, Italy in 2005, and Zandvoort, Netherlands in 2007.

MINI fans, many of whom will be driving their own cars from countries all over the world, can look forward to a weekend full of MINI Coopers on display, motorsport action, entertainment and a special exhibition of key products and milestones of MINI’s storied past.

MINI UNITED 2009 goers will have the opportunity to take to the track in their classic Minis and new MINIs on the legendary Silverstone Circuit, and may join a tour of Oxford Plant for a behind-the-scenes look at MINI production.

The event also will feature live musical performances from some of the most celebrated British artists of the past and present, including Saturday night headliner Peter Weller, rising rock bands Twisted Wheel and Raygun, British music icon Chris Thompson and electronic music sensation Calvin Harris.

Other highlights of the MINI UNITED include:
• Introduction of two new MINI Cooper Anniversary Editions
• Autograph sessions with MINI racing legends Rauno Aaltonen and Mike Cooper
• The third and fourth races of the popular MINI CHALLENGE International Race Series, and opportunities for fans to lap the track with their favorite drivers
• The Mini Seven Racing Club race of 40 classic Mini Cooper race cars
• Go-kart racing, stunt shows, lounges, restaurants and activities for children

“MINI UNITED 2009 promises to be the largest celebration of the world’s favorite small premium car,” said Jim McDowell, Vice President of MINI USA. “This event marking the 50th Anniversary of the MINI will honor the brand’s rich history while looking forward to its bright – and fun – future.”

MINI UNITED will welcome MINI owners and MINI lovers alike. On-line registration is available.

(source: Mini)

mini 50 years logo

Mini 50-Year Anniversary logo.


Mini logo.

Mini Jem   1967-1976.
Mini   Means small, mini (originally a model name on a Morris, which latter on rather became a car of its own).
Mini related emblems   
Mini John Cooper Works   BMW bought JCW in January of 2007.
Mini ads   
Mini exhibits   
Mini miscellaneous   
Mini Point-of-Purchase   
Mini credit card   MINI wants you to design a credit card.
Mini by Bisazza   Created by Carlo dal Bianco and Marco Braga.
Mini Cabriolet Versace   by Donatella Versace.
Mini Cooper by Castagna : 2007   Castagna Hybrid Tuning based on the Mini.
Mini Clubman : 2008   
Mini Countryman Wagon : 2004   
Mini Crossover : 2008   Unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
Mini custom wraps   
Mini E : 2009   500, lease only, All-electric vehicle.
Mini October 2008 sales   Uup 56.4 percent from October 2007.
Mini Cooper S Convertible : 2009   
MINI November 2008 sales   An increase of 43.1 percent.
MINI returns to its roots   
Mini 2008 December Sales   An increase of 0.1 percent.
Mini Financial Launches Game for iPhone   Get more MINI. Keep more "Liquid Assets."
Mini 2009 January Sales   A decrease of 15.4 percent.
Mini and Airstream   Designed by Republic of Fritz Hansen.
Mini Cooper S : 2009   The MINI Experience Continues.
Mini to introduce "Perpetual Motion" magnetic propulsion system   
Mini 2009 March Sales   A decrease of 15.9 percent.
Mini Cooper 50 Mayfair : 2010   The MINI anniversary: looking back and looking forward.
Mini Cooper S 50 Camden : 2010   
Mini to Expand US Dealerships   
Mini   Official world site.
Advertise on Cartype
Instagram Vimeo Youtube Twitter Facebook
THE "1900's" BOOK.
Each decade seems to have its own stylistic language, and this issue showcases logos, ads, cars, companies and products (and their typographical sensibilities) from the early 1900s.

Jrop Roadside
Car Shipping Companies
Auto Transport Quotes
Vehicle Transportation


Much of the material on this website is copyrighted. Original articles appearing herein are subject to copyright. Please don't copy stuff from the site without asking; it may belong to someone! Any trademarks appearing on this site are the sole property of the registered owners. No endorsement by trademark owners is to be construed. The products, brand names, characters, related slogans and indicia are or may by claimed as trademarks of their respective owners. Every effort has been made whenever possible to credit the sources. The use of such material falls under the Fair Use provisions of intellectual property laws.